Monday, December 26, 2011

Number one cartoon ebook!

Who's got the number one cartoon ebook on Amazon? providing you type in the right search word: cartoons. Or Humor and cartoons. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

HDR in Photoshop

Here is an HDR combining of 7 bracketed shots of the stairwell. New with PS 5.5. Just upgraded to CS5.5 Design Premo. Mostly for the epublishing suite but this is cool too.

Monday, December 12, 2011

New project

I told you about a project I was getting involved with recently and today it is going public so it's OK to mention it now. It's headed up by Bill Kellogg who is the man in charge of getting the strip Tundra into 500 papers without the need for the big syndicates. No small feat there and the reason why I have more than a better hope of something developing positively with this. It's a franchise based cartoon paper with opportunities for anyone here who needs a job and wants to be their own boss. You can get all the details about it using the link. There is also a pdf download of the first edition mock up. You can see my strip on page four. I am very happy to be working on the strip again. It's the most fun of anything I have ever done regardless of whether it brought in any money or not. I love the landscape format after having been forced to jam a whole scene into a portrait aspect for 35 years for magazines. It's a strip a week so there isn't that 6 days a week crazy schedule of 'real' strips. We'll see how it goes. Check it out!

Turns out it was all set up to make other people money, not us creators. What a waste of time again.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Merry Christmas

From all of us here at the Collins house we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Or your preferred type of holiday celebrations (fill in blank). It's not been an easy season for us; however, having all of you to share in the warm feelings of this holiday makes it seem so much nicer. God bless.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Nuther colored strip...

This recolor was a little more problematic; I had a ton of zipatone dots on this one which were not going to add anything except a muddying effect when combined with the colors. They worked for pure black and white but not color. And I wanted to avoid any possible moire effect when printed. The real zipatone film was permanently stuck to the art so it was necessary to paint the dots out by hand in Photoshop. I think it was worth the effort. What do you think?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pencil toon

Sad to say, this cartoon won't be used since the news of the Godfather's "suspension" of his campaign to be the black Geo Bush. By not actually quitting he can still suckle from his base to raise funds to pay any bills he has. And the milk always flows. On the bright side we dodged some kind of bullet didn't we?

Friday, December 2, 2011